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Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

US drug giant Pfizer Wednesday asked a Nigerian court to strike out a lawsuit against it by a state government over a failed 1996 drug test, saying the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. Authorities in Kano, Nigeria's largest state, are seeking 2.75 billion dollars from Pfizer in ...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

A main Nigerian opposition party called Wednesday on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to admit it carried out unethical drug trials in the northern state of Kano and pay the victims compensation. "The Action Congress has asked... Pfizer to accept that it carried out unethical clinical trials of the ...

South Africa: Nigerian Man Treated for Lassa Fever

A Nigerian medical doctor who contracted Lassa fever in Nigeria is being treated at the Unitas Hospital in Pretoria, //the Gauteng Department of Health said on Wednesday. "The patient is under continuous observation and is receiving treatment in the hospital's special isolation ward," said depa...

Bird Flu Virus Reported In Remote Nigerian State

The remote state, Taraba, in eastern Nigeria, has reported the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Official sources, however, point out that in most //of the other parts of Africa, the spread of the virus is slow. Nigeria, the first African country to be hit by bird flu, has not reported any hum...

Bird Flu Detected In Remote Nigerian State

Health officials announced that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in remote Taraba state in eastern Nigeria, which is the first African// country to be hit by bird flu. Although no human cases have been reported, experts fear that several cases have gone unnoticed. Currentl...

One Nigerian Cocaine Pedellar Nabbed

Police have nabbed a Nigerian national and recovered 41 grams of cocaine from his possession. Acting on a secret information that Michael //Ofori Danagogo alias Mike, who was staying in the national capital as a student, would visit Motibagh area in south Delhi in the night of June 3 to deliv...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

... With all the advantages of globalized clinical trials have come some rare but well-publicized lapses in standards. Most notable among them is a 1996 nigerian trial of the antibiotic Trovan, which resulted in the deaths of 11 children. While Nigeria has made strides to tighten its standards, ACRO ma...

Provocative New Nonfiction Addresses Spiritual Destiny

...ross racial lines. In his new nonfiction book, "Take Over Control: Without Physical Violence" ( published by AuthorHouse ), R. Dahra Hargaalga Snr., nigerian author, diviner and medium (Oboiro), engineer, metaphysician, economist and anthropologist, takes these parallel discussions to task, presenting a com...

ResponsibleShopper.org: What Do You Know About The Companies In Your Medicine Cabinet?

...o the company's failure to disclose harmful psychiatric side effects in a proposed weight-loss drug? Which company settled a lawsuit with the nigerian government this year, in connection to allegations of performing an illegal drug test that killed or injured 96 children during a meningitis epidemic?...

Higher Outlays and Improved Regulatory Enforcement Create Opportunities in the Kenyan Healthcare Industry, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

...h Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Strategic Analysis of the Healthcare Industry in Tanzania, Key nigerian Orthopaedic Implants Markets, South African Clinical Laboratory Products Markets and, Medical Insurance Markets in Key Sub-Saharan African Countries. ...

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Nigerian in Medical Technology

Research Identifies Need for Improved Understanding of Sickle Cell Disease in Adulthood

...rease patient adherence. -- First-ever evaluation of hydroxyurea use in nigerian population shows absolute lack of use by physicians in area with highest in...ria, about hydroxyurea utilization. The study found that 100 percent of the nigerian hematologists surveyed reported discomfort with instituting hydroxyurea as ...
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Schistosomiasis

... the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. ... The Schistosomiasis Control Program distributes the drug praziquantel and provides health education in nigerian villages in the Nasarawa, Plateau, and Delta states. Overview of the infection caused by one of the five species of the parasite Schistosoma i...
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Physical activity may not be key to obesity epidemic

...rage, the Chicago women weighed 184 pounds and the nigerian women weighed 127 pounds. Researchers had expected to find that the slimmer nigerian women would be more physically active. To their su...The recent study included 149 women from two rural nigerian villages and 172 African American women from the w...

IAEA helps recover stray radioactive sources in Nigeria

... At the request of the nigerian government, the IAEA deployed a team of nuclear sa...containers for return to Canada or processing at a nigerian waste facility. With widespread application in a v...bauer, a nuclear engineer in NEFW, who managed the nigerian repatriation project. "We make trips such as these...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

... Amaranthus spinosus, also known as spiny amaranth Asystasia gangetica, an ornamental, ground cover known as Chinese violet. Also used in nigerian folk medicine for the management of asthma. Centella asiatica, a small herbaceous annual plant commonly referred to as Asiatic pennywort ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...t the urgent need for fisheries investment to address a suite of problems and to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals in Africa. Hosted by nigerian President HE Olusegun Obasanjo, expected participants include Ghanaian President John Kufuor, other heads of state and senior ministers, WorldFish Cen...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...t the urgent need for fisheries investment to address a suite of problems and to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals in Africa. Hosted by nigerian President HE Olusegun Obasanjo, expected participants include Ghanaian President John Kufuor, other heads of state and senior ministers, WorldFish Cen...

Study reveals dramatic difference between breast cancers in US and Africa

...de grew up in Nigeria, retains close ties with cancer specialists there and returns frequently to teach, for research -- and to visit. She worked with nigerian researcher Francis Ikpatt, who is completing a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in Olopade's laboratory, to gather the tumor samples from three reg...
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TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

... Seth Raphael (US) -- High-tech magician; founder, X-Pollinate, an interdisciplinary team of innovators Nuhu Ribadu (Nigeria/UK) -- Exiled nigerian anti-corruption pioneer; lawyer Fred Swaniker (Ghana/South Africa) -- Founder, African Leadership Academy, a secondary school for the next gene...
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